“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!
From Goodreads: For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers… the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.
When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.
There, creepy counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.
The gorgeous cover caught my eye months ago and got me to read the synopsis. I wanted immediately. Recently, Melissa Marr, my favorite YA author of dark faery tales, wrote, “I LOVED this book enough that I’m posting my first ever detailed Goodreads review.” That’s enough for me!